In this series the British photographer uses flowers collected in the place he photographs, with which the photographic copy is later intervened and then re-photograph the resulting combination. In the interview about the exhibition “Best Before End”, Gill talks about the incorporation of the place in the composition. This incorporation materializes in the form of physical or digital intervention on the photograph. A kind of visual context is created for the materials incorporated, from which the photograph itself also benefits, operating as a kind of background. In Hackney Flowers the relationship between the foreground (the flowers) and the background (the photograph) is quite balanced despite the fact that the image is slightly out of focus. In the images of Best Before End the intervention is more subtle and there subject is not very defined (in terms of identification). This ambiguity favors the original image.

 

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